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"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.

Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.

Keep in mind that scammers DO NOT use their real names when defrauding people.
The criminals either abuse names of real people or companies or invent names or addresses.
Any real people or companies mentioned below have NO CONNECTION to the scammers!

Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.

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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: VODAFONE ONLINE PROMO <mcjunkin@olypen.com>
Reply-To: VODAFONE ONLINE PROMO <vodafonedispachagent01@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 04:37:19 -0700
Subject: No:LP/26510460037/02

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Please be informed that all participants in this Vodafone promotion
program were selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn
from over 500,000 companies and 50,000,000 individual e-mail addresses.

Due to possible mix up of some numbers and email contacts, we ask that
you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has
been processed and your money remitted. This is part of our security
protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by some
participants of this program.With respect to the above, you have therefore been
approved for payment of a lump sum of Five Hundred Thousand Great
Britain Pounds (£500.000.00 GBP) in certified cheque credited to File
No:LP/26510460037/02.

This is from a total cash prize of five million pounds(500,000.00 GBP)
shared among the ten international winners in the 1st category.

Along with (A FIRST CATEGORY RAFFLE DRAW TICKET) To begin the claim
processing of your prize you are to contact the claims agent with the form below,
You are required to fill this form to facilitate the processing of your
claims which will lead to the payment of your prize to you as required.


PAYMENT RELEASE ORDER FORM
1. Full Names:
2. Address:
3. Age:
4. Sex:
5. Marital Status:
6. Occupation:
7. Phone numbers:
8. Nationality:
9. Country of Residence:

FUDICIARY AGENT:Mr.Maltin Fliep (Rev.)

Email:fudiciaryagent_vodafoneworld111@yahoo.com.hk

Goodluck from me and members of staff of the VODAFONE ONLINE
PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL Best Regards,
MR. Bubber Elton
(Lottery Co-Ordinator)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Please be informed that all participants in this Vodafone promotion
program were selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn
from over 500,000 companies and 50,000,000 individual e-mail addresses.

Due to possible mix up of some numbers and email contacts, we ask that
you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has
been processed and your money remitted. This is part of our security
protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by some
participants of this program.With respect to the above, you have therefore been
approved for payment of a lump sum of Five Hundred Thousand Great
Britain Pounds (£500.000.00 GBP) in certified cheque credited to File
No:LP/26510460037/02.

This is from a total cash prize of five million pounds(500,000.00 GBP)
shared among the ten international winners in the 1st category.

Along with (A FIRST CATEGORY RAFFLE DRAW TICKET) To begin the claim
processing of your prize you are to contact the claims agent with the form below,
You are required to fill this form to facilitate the processing of your
claims which will lead to the payment of your prize to you as required.


PAYMENT RELEASE ORDER FORM
1. Full Names:
2. Address:
3. Age:
4. Sex:
5. Marital Status:
6. Occupation:
7. Phone numbers:
8. Nationality:
9. Country of Residence:

FUDICIARY AGENT:Mr.Maltin Fliep (Rev.)

Email:fudiciaryagent_vodafoneworld111@yahoo.com.hk

Goodluck from me and members of staff of the VODAFONE ONLINE
PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL Best Regards,
MR. Bubber Elton
(Lottery Co-Ordinator)



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